Denmark is now home to the world’s biggest sandcastle, and all it took was 5,000 tons of sand


Designers in Denmark have created the world’s biggest sandcastle, which stands more than 69 feet tall. The creation features over 5,000 tons of sand and beats out the previous biggest sandcastle in Germany by more than 10 feet, according to Guinness World Records.

With the help of 30 sand sculptors, Dutch creator Wilfred Stijger created the sandcastle to represent the power the coronavirus has held over the world, The Guardian reported. If you look closely, at the top of the sandcastle lies a replica of the virus in the form of a crown.

“It’s ruling our lives everywhere,” Stijger told The Guardian. “It tells you what to do. … It tells you to stay away from your family and not go to nice places. Don’t do activities, stay home.”

The sandcastle is in Blokhus, Denmark, and features local ties such as beach houses and lighthouses, windsurfing and kite surfing. To make it durable, the sandcastle is made up of 10% clay and a layer of glue was applied. It was built to stand tall against long winters or storms, though it is only expected to stand until February or March, according to The Guardian.

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